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Year 3

Ash Cross Country winners
Elm Cross Country winners

Oak Cross Country winners

Cross Country House Winners



2nd October 2020- Poetry Day-Year 3 took inspiration from Allan Ahlberg's 'Heard it in the playground,' to write their own versions- 'Saw it in the Jungle.'

In Science we tested out which shape was the strongest to see why are bones are cylindrical.

We learnt that skeletons support and protect our bodies.

Monday 28th September 2020

Please bring in a cereal box for art so that we can begin to create some houses.


Wednesday 16th September 2020-Can you recognise the children from the class pictures?

Have a look at what we have been learning this week in maths.

Friday 4th September 2020


We have had a great start to our new term. The children have all settled in really well and are enjoying spending time with their friends and are keen to learn.


Just a little note to say if your child has not received their reading record yet, don't worry they will get one in the next couple of days.


PE is on Thursday and Friday so please remember to bring in (named) PE kit, no earrings (or bring own tape),  long hair tied back.


Art shirts can be brought in and left in lockers.


Two letters have been sent home-

1. For setting up payments

2. Home pick ups


Thank you

Year 3 team

Hello new year 3's!

We are really looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow. We have some lovely activities planned for you.

 Don't forget to bring your smiley faces!


Monday 22nd June - A message from the Year 3 staff

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A message from the staff at Balksbury


Good morning Ash, Elm and Oak classes,

We hope you are still having fun at home and had a good time at Easter. The weather has been good and is set to get even better so try and enjoy the garden if you can or when you get out for your daily exercise.


We have been thinking of some great work for you to do this term and you will find it in the new folder at the top, 'Summer term week 1.'

You can also go on the new BBC learning page- BBC Schools out, Learnings not !

It looks really great with some fab 20 minute lessons.


Take care and have fun. We miss you all!


Mrs Parker, Mrs Jamieson and Mrs Liddell


Monday 6th April 2020

Good morning everyone. This week we have got some fun Easter activities for you to have a go at. Don't forget to have a look at your longitudinal study if you have started. If not have a go!

You may like to have a go at making some Easter treats (you will need an adult to help you). If you haven't got all the ingredients, you can be creative e.g. cornflakes or rice crispies instead of shredded wheat.

These eggy words are fun . Why not draw a picture for each one. Can you think of anymore? Why not write an eggciting story using some eggy words.

Here are a few short stories and poems you may like to read. Why not have a go at writing your own.

You may still like to do some maths.

Wednesday 1st April:

Good morning Ash, Elm and Oak classes, we hope you are still enjoying yourselves and working hard from home.

Here are some more tasks to keep you learning and having fun.

English: Read the myth Arachne the Spinner. You could also write the story in your own words with illustrations.

Here are the year 3/4 spelling word list. Why not take 5 or 10 each week and learn them. You could make pyramid words, write the letters in different colours, use them in sentences. Any way that helps you remember them.

Guided Reading: Read the Greek myth and complete the tasks.

Science: See how much you have learnt in your 'Materials' topic by having a go at the year 3 quiz. Answers attached.

History: Why not draw or even make your own Iron Age village. Here are some ideas.


Thursday 26th March 2020.

Hello lovely year 3s. We hope you are enjoying your home school. As the weather has been so lovely, we hope that you have taken the opportunity to get some fresh air. Why not start a Longitudinal study of your own. Choose an area of the garden to study and look at the changes that occur each week. You could draw some pictures or take photos. It would be really great to share these when we get back to school. If you can't get out, you could see the changes from your window. 


Dear Parents/Carers,
Some children may be finding this time at home very confusing, they may be anxious, they may not quite understand why they are unable to go out and play with their friends. Here are some stories that will hopefully help them understand some of the issues that they are having to deal with.
I will also be updating weekly with some ideas of ways to cope with anxiety and ways to encourage the children to have a healthy positive mind.
I understand that some of you may not have access to a printer, therefore I will include activities that can be done without one.
Take care
Mrs Whatley - ELSA

Hello year 3s. We hope that you are enjoying your learning pack that you received on Friday. Remember to keep learning and having fun while you are off. You could try and start your day with a reading activity, followed by some English and then timetable yourself in a play time. After play you could do a maths activity from the pack and also go onto Rockstars. After lunch you could do one of the following Science, History, Geography, RE, Art or PE. 

We will be posting regular extra ideas on the website so keep checking everyday.

Happy learning

Mrs Parker and Miss Brown

Mrs Jamieson and Mrs Whatley

Mrs Liddell and Mrs Brinsford


Year 3 had fun last week making pancakes. They brought in a selection of lovely toppings; bananas, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries "mmm delicious!"

Dont forget to wash up!

Open Box - This term in Open Box we learnt about life in the Stone Age.

And how to hunt Mammoth!

In science we are learning about rocks and soils. As part of this we have had fun making fossils .

We held the House Cross Country Championships

Don't forget to logon to Rockstars for times tables fun!

In Maths we found different objects from around the classroom to represent numbers in different ways.

Year 3 Scarecrow- The Pied Piper!